West Hempstead real estate attorney David Frankel, who pleaded guilty in January to stealing nearly $6 million from his clients, was sentenced to three to nine years in prison on April 24 in Nassau County Supreme Court.
Last year, when Marilyn Cranin of the Nassau Land Trust — the non-profit operator of Crossroads Farm — saw the renovations Joseph DeVito did to his tableware shop, White House Home in Malverne, Cranin knew she had found the perfect person for a specific undertaking. “She got me involved in the farm’s advisory council,” DeVito said. “My focus became beautification and enhancement.”
New York state’s new $163 billion budget passed last week, including an allocation of $2.5 billion for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, which aims to improve water distribution systems’ safety and quality.
Sofia Gutierrez, a West Hempstead High School senior and a culinary student at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech, has been nominated to the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. “It’s exciting to be in the running for this award,” Gutierrez said.
West Hempstead resident Dr. Stephen Mark Shore was nonverbal until age 4, and was recommended for institutionalization. Today, he is a clinical assistant professor of special education at Adelphi University, author of four books about autism, sits on the board of Autism Speaks, is president emeritus of the Asperger’s Association of New England and speaks about autism all over the world.
Inspired by her grandmother, who herself was the impetus behind the creation of a foundation, Kiera Harding, a fourth grade student at St. Thomas the Apostle School in West Hempstead, motivated her peers to donate money for medical research.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony Santino called on Councilman Edward Ambrosino to resign on Tuesday, four after he was arrested and charged with eight counts of wire fraud, tax evasion, making and subscribing to false corporate tax returns, and failing to file a return or pay tax, according to an indictment released by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The West Hempstead School District welcomed students and their families to its Family Literacy Night at West Hempstead High School last month.
West Hempstead Middle School sixth-grader, Mouhammad Seck, has been named a National Geographic Bee semifinalist and will compete in the New York State Geographic Bee 2017 in Albany on March 31.
It was raining and windy — yet 17-year-old Peri Finkelstein, a West Hempstead resident with muscular dystrophy, traveled to Miami on Jan. 28 with one goal: to walk a mile in the Miami Half Marathon.